Saturday, September 26, 2009

Competing brothers

Glen and Leonard Kanten, riding their antique tractors, entered the contest to see who could go the slowest. It happened in the Caroline Complex parking lot.

Heritage Day, September 12, At The Caroline Wheels of Time Museum
By Barb Proudler

What a glorious fall day to celebrate our annual salute to the pioneer families who came to the Caroline district 100 years ago. Those honored this year were the McCoy, Jordan, Wilson and Sawyer Families.
We were treated to the arrival of twenty five vehicles from the Central Alberta Vintage Auto Club. These members are from all over central Alberta and have to get up pretty early when you consider 50 miles an hour is top speed for some of the vehicles. The Centennial fiddlers kept toes tapping while brunch was served by the Lions Club and buildings were open for tours from 10 - 12 noon.
The Silver Tops band entertained followed by the Solland family.
The dignitaries presented scrolls to the pioneer families and were entertained by the Steve Jeffrey Quartet from Red Deer.
The official opening of the replica of the first Village Office, Fire Hall and Lock-up took place followed by presentation of Provincial Fire Awards to local and past members of the Caroline Fire Brigade.
The Jail and Bail was hilarious with the Sheriff quick on the draw to nab Councillor Deputy Mayor Gwen Neilson before she got away. Editor of the C.A.V.A.C.-Malcolm Fischer was down on his knees begging the Judge for mercy for his sentence of speeding down highway 54 in his vintage vehicle. Politicians were not exempt. Blake Richards - Federal Member of Parliament was a good sport. Donned his prison garb, given his number and taken to jail where his mug shot was taken.
To top off the day A.T.B. Financial served strawberry shortcake to the crowd. The Treasury Branch has been in Caroline for 70 years.
We are so blessed to have the cooperation and interest of people in staging this yearly event and are already looking forward to next year. The museum is now closed for the season, but will have our apple pie sales in October and our annual Bazaar in November.

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